MA’s Practicum & Internship


Overview

The Michigan State University Counseling Center (MSUCC) offers training to graduate students in counseling and related mental health programs. Commitments and arrangements are made on a case by case basis.  The following characteristics of our program make this training experience unique:

  • College Student Development:  The purpose of our services are to help all students succeed by facilitating wellness. We provide services within an educational context and support the academic mission of the university.
  • Multicultural Competence: MSUCC provides services to a diverse population. An important goal of the training program is to help trainees acquire cultural awareness, knowledge, and skills within a diverse university community.
  • Psychotherapy Integration: MSUCC provides multi-theoretical clinical perspectives. Trainees are taught to combine ideas and strategies from several different theories of psychotherapy based on the needs of individual clients.

Training Model

The MSUCC Training Program embraces a philosophy of experiential learning and endorses a scientist-practitioner model of training that emphasizes practical experience and clinical supervision. As a result of completing this internship, you will display awareness, knowledge, and skills related to individual treatment, outreach, and group psychotherapy. Attention to professional development, ethical conduct, and multicultural competence is infused throughout training.